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Book review: Jacky Daydream

Cartoon cover of Jacky Daydream

Jacqueline Wilson

Publication date

1 March 2007

The story

You may love books by Jacqueline Wilson but how much do you really know about her?

This book is all about the famous author's childhood - and it's called Jacky Daydream because that was her nickname at school.

And it seems that she was a lot like some of the characters in her books. She describes how she loved to play with paper dolls like April in Dustbin Baby and how she sat a scary school entrance exam like Ruby in Double Act.

But most of all how she always loved reading and writing stories - she even wrote her first novel, Meet the Maggots, when she was nine!

The book is also available to listen to on CD and is read by Jacqueline Wilson herself!


As well as telling the story of when Jacqueline was a kid this book has also got snippets from some of her famous novels like Tracy Beaker and The Illustrated Mum.

And it even has some photos of Jacqueline Wilson when she was little and great illustrations by Nick Sharratt all the way through.

Weak bits

If you're not a Jacqueline Wilson fan then it might not be quite such an interesting read for you and boys, be warned, she writes about dolls quite a lot in it!


Yes! If Jacqueline Wilson is one of your favourite authors then this is the book for you - you'll find out who her school friends were, what she loved and hated about school and why she loves wearing so much jewellery!

NR rating:

Five out of five

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